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Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing, Vocational Certificate

Program Information

Vocational Certificate - Code 1097 - Catalog 2017/2018

Eugene Deyo, Assistant Chair, 386-506-4169, Eugene.Deyo@DaytonaState.edu

Frank Snyder, Director, 386-506-4171, Frank.Snyder@daytonastate.edu

Bridgette Cherry, Administrative Specialist, 386-506-4165, Bridgette.Cherry@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The mission of the Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing program is to provide the knowledge, practice and skill development necessary for a successful career in the automotive collision and repair industry. The program provides access to the vocational student with the latest technological equipment and methods. The program embraces diversity, equal access, and equal opportunity for training in the local, state manufacturing market.

Description:

As quickly as the body style of today's vehicles change, so do the skills and technology required to return vehicles to pre-accident condition. The Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Program at the ATC (Advanced Technology College) offers state-of-the-art training in collision repair and refinishing that will prepare students to repair today's complex vehicles. This program offers theory and hands-on-training including damage analysis, body repair and refinishing. The I-CAR enhanced delivery curriculum is used as a standard for classroom training that prepares students for I-CAR and ASE certification. Today's increasingly complex vehicle designs challenge students to develop and utilize the skills required to excel in this high demand job market.

The program accepts new students in the Spring, Fall or Summer. For course access and information go to http://www.daytonastate.edu/falconcentral. Access to a computer with high-speed internet connection is needed.

Program Accreditation: The Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

College Accreditation: Daytona State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and bachelor's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Daytona State College.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and ability to safely follow rules and regulations to I-CAR standards.
  2. Identify and use different tools, equipment, material and computerized products used in the industry.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of the industry including but not limited to theory, application, troubleshooting and safety.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and skills of all aspects of collision repair and refinishing.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to plan, initiate, and estimate repairs and cost of projects in automotive repair field of work.

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees: $2,961* (Book costs are not included)

Access Fee: $46 ($1.26 per credit)

Assessment Fee: $33

Lab Fees: $973

It is recommended that students purchase tools and uniforms as needed throughout the course of the program. The approximate cost is $300.

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state will be higher.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by visiting FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov. For more information on grant, loans and work programs available please visit the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://www.daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://www.daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

Additional Admission Requirements

Students who do not have a standard high school diploma/GED may be eligible for admission, on an alternative basis, to this program if they meet the following criteria:

  1. Take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) which measures reading, English and math skills, and achieve specified minimum scores.
  2. Meet with a counselor/advisor for placement test evaluation to receive advice on course selection and registration.
  3. Students who do not have a standard high school diploma/GED cannot receive student financial aid.

Careers

CIP Code (6 digit): 47.0603

The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on any career, job, or salary potential can be found at http://www.onetonline.org.

Program Length: The typical length of this program is 1 year; three (3) semesters (40 weeks) for a full-time student, with 57% graduating within 3 semesters for 2014-15. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2013-14) for this field at 75%.

47.0603 Auto Body/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician

13-1032.00 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-1032.00

49-3021.00 Automotive Body and Related Repairers http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-3021.00

49-3022.00 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-3022.00

51-9122.00 Painters, Transportation Equipment http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/51-9122.00

For additional information on wages, trends and career videos:

http://www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?optstatus=011000000&soccode=493021&id=1&nodeid=2&stfips=12&search=Go

Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

Program Specific Courses

ARR0121CIntroduction to Refinishing and Lab

120

ARR0122CRefinishing and Lab

90

ARR0123CAdvanced Refinishing and Lab

120

ARR0241CIntroduction to Collision Repair and Lab

120

ARR0242CCollision Repair and Lab

120

ARR0243CAdvanced Collision Repair and Lab

120

ARR0381CIntroduction to Unibody and Frame and Lab

120

ARR0382CUnibody and Frame II and Lab

120

 

ARR0244CBasic Collision and Refinishing Overview (Work On Your Own Car) and Lab

120

OR

ARR0949Cooperative Education Experience in Automotive Body Repair and Refinishing

30

Sample Program of Study

1st Semester

ARR0121CIntroduction to Refinishing and Lab

120

ARR0241CIntroduction to Collision Repair and Lab

120

ARR0381CIntroduction to Unibody and Frame and Lab

120

2nd Semester

ARR0122CRefinishing and Lab

90

ARR0242CCollision Repair and Lab

120

ARR0382CUnibody and Frame II and Lab

120

Summer Semester

ARR0123CAdvanced Refinishing and Lab

120

ARR0243CAdvanced Collision Repair and Lab

120

 

ARR0244CBasic Collision and Refinishing Overview (Work On Your Own Car) and Lab

120

OR

ARR0949Cooperative Education Experience in Automotive Body Repair and Refinishing

30

TOTAL Vocational Hours 36.00
TOTAL Contact Hours 1080.00

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.